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Jimmie Akesson, the architect of Sweden’s Right rising

Sweden Democrats leader says he purged his party of neo-Nazis but critics say he merely changed the party’s official rhetoric. By – Hélène Dauschy Jimmie Akesson, the head of the far-right Sweden Democrats, is a charismatic speaker who has succeeded in attracting mainstream voters with his efforts to cleanse the party of its neo-Nazi roots. With his Sweden Democrats tipped to ...

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The – right poised for big wins in Sweden election

Riding a wave of anti-immigration feeling, the Sweden Democrats are heading for gains but are unlikely to be in government unless other parties end a boycott of the SD By – Gaël Branchereau The anti-immigration far-right is expected to soar in Sweden’s September 9 general election, capitalizing on voter discontent as Swedes punish traditional parties over immigration, integration and health care. ...

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Amsterdam ‘lawless jungle’ at night, ombudsman warns

Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a “lawless jungle” after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city’s ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday. By – AFP “The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night,” Amsterdam’s official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets, open ...

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Google under fire for anti-Semitic search results in Sweden

Google on Monday said it was taking measures to address criticism against the internet giant for allowing the spread of anti-Semitic propaganda through various search results, which had triggered outrage in Sweden. By – AFP A search on Google for the Holocaust showed an anti-Semitic blog post high up containing information about Jews who currently live in Sweden. With their names, ...

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Swedish MPs file genocide complaint against Turkey’s Erdogan

A group of Swedish lawmakers have filed a legal complaint accusing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, reports AFP. Via: Europe The complaint signed by five lawmakers from the Left and Green parties is the first of its kind in Sweden against a head of state, writes AFP. The suit relates to the ...

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Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a “red line” that would draw an “immediate response” from France. Macron accuses Russia of following a ‘hybrid strategy combining military intimidation and an information war’   Via: AFP “A very clear red line exists on our side, the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said ...

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Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a ...

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Hamas ‘summer camp’ trains young Palestinians for Terror

As if from nowhere, a dozen young people surge out of a tunnel, Kalashnikov assault rifles in hand, to launch a surprise assault on a military post. This is the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave that suffered three Israeli assaults since 2008, but this time the attack is not real. The young people, aged between 12 and 17, are taking part ...

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